In 2011, Sophia Hoffmann (born 1980) decided to turn her passion for culinary arts into a profession, founded her blog www.sophiahoffmann.com and quickly attracted media attention. Her first cookbook, "Sophias vegane Welt" (Edel Books), was published in 2014 and manifested her reputation as a guarantor of uniquely colourful, creative vegetable cuisine. This year, Sophia Hoffmann leads through the talk and event programme on our event stage and faces the most important trends in the industry!
Among the talk guests have been:
Specialists, experts and celebrities
Let yourself be inspired by bright colours and enchanting aromas. In her cooking show, Stina presents the variety of regional ingredients and inspires new creations. Germany is colourful and tastes like a rainbow. She creates colourful dishes with fantastic flavours from local cereals, fruit and vegetables. Get Stina's professional tricks on how to turn pumpkin, cabbage and beetroot into your kitchen highlights.
Since 2010 Stina has been blogging on www.stinaspiegelberg.com, she quit her job in IT and spoils us with her passion for a healthy life. As a TV cook and lecturer, she shows in her eight books how versatile and colourful vegetable cuisine is.
Veganistungesund’s real names are Gordon Prox and Aljoscha Muttardi. They are currently very big on the social media sky in the vegan industry. With their sarcastic and entertaining videos on their Youtube channel they inform about everything about veganism. Look forward to a vivid lecture!
Actress Kerstin Landsmann (41) has been playing successfully in the popular ZDF crime series "Soko Köln" for 15 years now. Since she is 15 years old, she doesn't eat meat anymore and decided two years ago to live completely vegan. In an interview with our hostess Sophia Hoffmann, she talks about why she lives vegan, how it came about and how she wants to convince others of a vegan lifestyle.
Yvonne Mouhlen was named Germany's Sexiest Vegan by PETA in 2017 and inspires her community mainly with her Youtube videos and on her Instagram Channel. She regularly provides her followers with topics such as vegan nutrition, fitness and animal welfare, and this year she can be seen as a vegan expert on our event stage. Here she tells how everyone can integrate a vegan lifestyle into everyday life.
Vegan and weight training? That works! Patrik Baboumian is a convinced vegan and strength athlete. In 2011 he was elected "Germany's strongest man" and is author, consultant and speaker at the same time. He will also give an informative and entertaining lecture on our event stage.
Aleksandar Jovanovic & Clelia Sarto
Behind The Planterz are the couple and the actors Clelia Sarto and Aleksandar Jovanovic. Through their love for nature they founded this platform and since then have been planting ideas for a sustainable life with the ultimate vision to preserve our planet and its natural resources. The main focus is on the exclusively vegetable nutrition, inner and outer sustainability, as well as the daily self-experiment of zero waste life within the family.
Samuel Lebovic, Home Sweet Hummus
Samuel Lebovic, founder of Home Sweet Hummus based in Amsterdam Netherlands will be giving a live demonstration at the Event stage on "How To Make Authentic Fresh Hummus." He is also a world music percussionist, and after spending a decade in and out of the middle-east for his music, founded Home Sweet Hummus in 2016, having obsorbed the culinary skills for authentic fresh hummus in the middle-east over the years.
Ken Spector, HappyCow
Ken Spector is a principal of HappyCow.com, the world's largest vegan/vegetarian restaurant and health food store guide. Ken is a fountain of knowledge who is interested in everything life has to offer, from the psychology of business marketing to organic gardening to website/graphic design. He has interviewed thousands of celebrities, business executives, and prominent vegans on camera for a variety of outlets including HappyCow. He has been vegan for much of his life and lives a holistic, sustainable lifestyle. You are most likely to find him riding his bicycle around Los Angeles, California.